Stephen Dorff compares Oscars 2021 ceremony to ‘bad bar mitzvah’

Stephen has not held again

Wow, you’re smoking precise cigarettes! Old faculty…

Yeah, I nonetheless smoke. I get to that time the place I ought to most likely give up however I nonetheless smoke Camel Blues — Camel Lights.

Where are you smoking right now?

On my ranch in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve created a giant man cave. I purchased it some time in the past and it grew to become my quarantine hideaway. It’s cool. I’m surrounded by no one. I’ve my very own wildlife park — there are foxes and deer and snakes and all types of loopy stuff. For a metropolis boy, it’s a little bizarre however I’m having fun with it.

Your efficiency as a cage-fighting champ in new movie Embattled is being referred to as a ‘profession finest’. Do you agree?

I truthfully assume that Nick [Sarkisov, the director] made near an ideal film. I’m happy with it and I don’t assume that it might be any stronger or higher. There aren’t many nice motion pictures about MMA so I really feel like now we have the prize proper now and I’m very flattered that individuals are responding to it in a great way.

I labored onerous on this one. I had simply accomplished a seven-month gig on True Detective, which obtained me a number of love, and everybody thought I used to be loopy to go proper into Embattled with a first-time director. But I wished to do it. I knew I wanted a minimum of six or seven weeks to do the bodily work however I used to be like a machine.

Stephen starred in True Detective alongside Mahershala Ali (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Do you take pleasure in reworking, bodily, for a job?

Not actually. It is simply a part of what I do. I haven’t ever actually gone the entire Christian Bale and misplaced, like, 40lbs. I haven’t gained a ton of weight, both.

For Embattled, I knew I wanted to be huge as a result of I wished to be as bodily menacing because the character learn on the web page. So that was all about weight-reduction plan, then consuming the appropriate stuff to attempt to construct muscle and fats.

I placed on 10 to 12lbs in a couple of month. The drawback was that after we obtained into the cage and began all of that coaching, I began shrinking from all of the cardio. But in the long run, the digicam put measurement on me anyway.

I’m fasting proper now as a result of I’ve to lose 15lbs within the subsequent few weeks. That’s for a particular little film I wish to make in London with Shirley MacLaine. She is 87 so it’s going to most likely be her swansong.

Did you see Embattled as your shot at the most effective actor Oscar?

I’m unhappy to say this however I really feel just like the Oscars don’t imply s**t anymore after watching them this yr. I imply, it seemed like a foul bar mitzvah. I used to be embarrassed for the Academy. The Golden Globes have at all times been wacky and technically not the brightest however now the Academy has shot itself within the foot. The Oscars was the sexiest, classiest occasion of the entire awards season and now it seems like a sport present that doesn’t also have a host. They ought to have simply cancelled it this yr as a result of the films weren’t that nice both. But, no matter, I don’t actually care about awards.

He wasn’t a fan of this yr’s Oscars ceremony (Picture: ABC through Getty Images)

You’ve obtained a number of tattoos.

I simply obtained the ace of spades tattooed on my neck however it’s type of annoying as a result of the make-up to cowl it at all times rubs off on my collar. I feel I’m going to take a break from tatts as a result of I’m out of house and I’m not going to get my face tattooed.

What else do you prefer to spend your cash on?

Since I used to be 20 I’ve at all times accomplished properly with actual property and I like artwork. I like to gather stuff. I’ve 15 pianos right here on the ranch and I acquire a number of organs — pump organs, previous Fenders and I’m a freak for vintage Wurlitzers. I even have each pair of sun shades recognized to man and a loopy previous T-shirt assortment.

Is it true you went to reside on the infamous Chateau Marmont resort on Sunset Boulevard aged 18? Sounds so glam!

Yeah, I used to be, like, 18, and I stayed there till I ran out of cash. I grew up being round well-known individuals and in loopy Hollywood occasions and events my complete life. I didn’t have a standard childhood. I didn’t have a promenade, I didn’t go to school however I wouldn’t change that for something. I didn’t wish to hang around with the wealthy, bored LA children, I wished to get out within the subject and act. When I used to be 17, I had the prospect to go to Africa and do a film about apartheid, and I assumed that was the most effective schooling I may get and f**ok the materialism in LA. I type of selected my very own unorthodox path via Hollywood and I’m nonetheless right here. I’ve positively had a novel life.

You’ve revealed it got here down to only you versus Leonardo DiCaprio for Titanic. Any regrets?

If I had gotten that position, my profession would have been simpler and I’d have been somewhat richer however I wasn’t an enormous fan of the film. I assumed it was by the numbers — fairly soppy and fairly vanilla. But, clearly, it is among the largest motion pictures of all time and it’s now a chunk of historical past. I turned down another motion pictures that might’ve modified my profession at the moment too. My feeling is you’ll be able to’t actually look again.

Embattled is offered now on digital obtain.

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